The Merchant of Venice

Course Structure

1. Intensive Theory Classes

Our 9 x 1.5 hour intensive theory classes each term are designed to teach you all the content you need to excel in each module. 

These classes are designed to teach you relevant theory and exam technique in intensive 1.5 hour sessions, saving you time from overly long tutoring sessions whilst providing you all the highly important information. 

2. State Ranking Course Materials

All students enrolled in classes will received our state ranking resources which will equip you to understand how to excel in this text. Learn exactly what you need to craft a top scoring essay and save time trying to find your own quotes to argue a specific theme or idea. 

3. 1:1's and Essay Marking 

Receive personalised guidance on your year 12 internal HSC assessments by booking in 1:1's and submitting your essays in advance. Essay marking at Concept is extremely in depth, providing you with line by line comments and edits directly on your work. 

* Essay marking and 1:1's must be booked in addition to a class enrolment.


Led by

"Learning English is about more than writing essays and memorising quotes; I try to teach my students to fall in love with what they’re studying, not only improving their grades, but also completely transforming their approach to their studies." - Ella

Ella Bradford

  • State-ranked 9th in NSW English Advanced and 9th in NSW Drama (2020)

  • Received 99/100 external HSC English Advanced mark (=1st in NSW) 

  • Graduated from Hornsby Girls High School with an ATAR of 99.70​

  • Currently studying Arts/Law at the University of Sydney, on Scholarship.

  • Scored 100th Percentile (100/100) on the University Law Admissions test (LAT's).


As a highly experienced tutor, having taught students in classes from Meriden, Hornsby Girls, Sydney Grammar, North Sydney Girls, and Pymble Ladies College, Ella is our Crucible specialist class teacher. 

She is a dedicated tutor who uses her strong communicative skills and her broad knowledge across a range of subject areas to teach her students efficient strategies of critical thinking in their approach to their studies. As an all-rounder who achieved outstanding results, Ella offers her students a thorough and sophisticated method to achieve their academic potential.

Class Structure 

In-depth breakdown of common module rubric, and the framework for excelling in paper 1 of the HSC.

Week  1

Week  2

Overview of MOV, including context, Shakespeare's 

purpose, and how to apply this into an essay 

Week  3

Introduction into key themes and essay arguments, including the common frameworks for 20/20 essays.

Week  4

Further breakdown of key themes and essay arguments, looking at in-depth textual analysis. 

Week  5

Continued breakdown of key themes and workshopping through the text with textual analysis.

Applying the knowledge of themes into an essay format, and how to approach multimedia assignments.

Week  6

Week  7

Workshopping through exam and assessment questions for students' term 1 assessments, and breaking down full mark and state rank sample essays. 

Week  8

How to approach essay questions and exam technique, including how to adapt a generic essay to exam questions. 

Week  9

How to approach paper 1 including the comprehension section and in-class practice, along with further 1984 question practice.

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